Cruel Santino Makes a Worthy Comeback with Octavian-Assisted ‘End of The Wicked’

The world has certainly had a dark cloud hanging in the air in the last few months. From an economic crisis – thanks to the ongoing global pandemic – to a series of racial, sexual, and gender-based violence, the horrible news seems endless.

Music has, however, proven time and time again to be a channel to our healing, and many people have turned to music as a means to get through these difficult times. Santi clearly knows this, as just after a long and heavy day of women virtually protesting against the abusive and manipulative methods D’banj stooped to following the rape allegations against him, Santi sanitized our minds with an aptly titled new single, ‘End of The Wicked’.

Santi (now known as Cruel Santino) has been teasing new music for a while. Since his last musical offering, Mandy and the Jungle, the visionary artist has confessed his next musical journey will explore new sonic directions. ‘I’m actually really excited about my new music’, he gushed on an Instagram Live session back in April. While fans yearned for a new release, he satiated them with an episode of a new show he’d been working on, in which he previewed an unreleased track. After weeks of endless teasing with snippets of ‘End of the Wicked’, the Octavian assisted number is finally here.

The upbeat record sees Santi and Octavian trading fast-paced verses over a GMK and Genio-produced beat while sending out a warning to be wary of jilting lovers. ‘Never put your trust in a woman who told you they love you/They still end up leaving/I see the truth in your eyes/You did what you must to survive’, a scorned Santi croons over the percussion-heavy production. Octavian follows with a verse about stunting on a former flame: ‘Walk around like you not seeing me/Bitch, please/I’m a G and you better believe’.

The dance-inducing number is a warmly welcomed breath of fresh air, amidst the cycle of awful news thrown at us over the last few weeks. As we continue to seek justice for Seyitan, Tina, Uwa, and Jennifer while waging war against gender-based violence, we can also unwind and get lost in the eccentric sounds on this bouncy number.

No rest for the wicked.

Listen to the new track below.

Makua Adimora

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